Monthly archives: January, 2011

Irish Pub Song Of The Day – Paddy Kelly’s Brew on Frailing Banjo

The Irish Pub Song Of The Day this time around is Paddy Kelly’s Brew. I really enjoy this song there is a history of this “endeavor” in my family! Grab your instrument and play along! Paddy Kelly’s Brew MP3 [Download] Paddy Kelly’s Brew PDF PADDY KELLY’S BREW Paddy [G]Kelly is my name, making [C]poteen is…


Playing along with Dad….and Kelly

I got this great email from my friend Wes which included this picture. It seems that when his girls Willa and Alice hear my voice when he’s playing along to the Folk Song Of The Week, they come running and join in with their Dad! I have to say that Willa has song great “air…


a small clawhammer banjo book – free from Mat Martin

I received an email from Mat Martin in the UK and he has authored a great book on Clawhammer Banjo, a small clawhammer banjo book. Mat’s done a great job and the book is free as a pdf download. You can find Mat’s work at http://www.matmartin.co.uk/music.html. I really encourage everyone to check this out!


Folk Song Of The Week – Let The Train Blow The Whistle – Accompaniment for Frailing Banjo

I was blessed to have Joel Simpson join me once again for The Folk Song Of The Week. Playing frailing banjo on Let The Train Blow The Whistle is fun and it’s a great song to sing. Play along and have fun, fun, fun! Let The Train Blow The Whistle MP3 [Download] Let The Train…


Folk Songs For The 5-String Banjo Vol 1!

I put it on the back burner for too long, so I am happy to announce that Folk Songs For The 5-String Banjo Vol 1 will be released on February 20th! Why on a Sunday? Because that’s my birthday!! Just like, Irish Pub Songs For The 5-String Banjo, Vol 1, this book is the first…


Irish Pub Song Of The Day – Wild Rover – Accompaniment for Frailing Banjo

Joel Simpson joined me once again on guitar to help out with some accompaniment for frailing banjo on the Irish Pub Song Of The Day, Wild Rover. Play along and have fun! Wild Rover┬áMP3 [Download] Wild Rover(PDF) THE WILD ROVER Chorus: And it’s [D]no, nay, never, [G]no, nay, never, no [C]more, Will I [G]play the…


Folk Song Of The Week – Let The Train Blow The Whistle on Frailing Banjo

This is one of my favorites. This used to be part of our hour long train medley. We would perform for an hour straight going from one train song into another for a solid hour! It was fun and I used to start laughing watching audience members dance until they almost fell down from exhaustion….


Irish Pub Song Of The Day – Wild Rover on Frailing Banjo

The Irish Pub Song Of The Day is Wild Rover. This is a great song for frailing banjo!! It’s an all time favorite song for drunken patrons to sing along with. If you do it right, you will only have to sing the chorus once and the audience will sing it for you. Wild Rover…


Chicagoland Acoustic Jam Pictures!

Dr. Scott was kind enough to take pictures at The Chicagoland Acoustic Jam. I always mean to, but never seem to get around to it. At least we have photographic proof that the Colonel showed up just after we stopped filming, of course.


Chicagoland Acoustic Jam – Recording is Online!

For those of you that missed the streaming of The Chicagoland Acoustic jam, it is now online and can be watched in it’s entirety. We had a couple of no shows due to illness and then The Colonel arrived 2 mintues after we stopped filming! Just his luck. (He did get there just in time…